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Octopizza Pie: Gruesome and Delicious

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We eat a lot of pizza. Usually that means we take a blank canvas of soft dough and apply our favorite colors -basil, tomato, cheese, meats, veggies- then cut it into triangl-y pieces and eat the pointy ends first. But what if, this time, we changed neither the canvas nor the paints but the whole approach to eating pizza? How about dipping bread sticks in a cheesy, saucy pizza? Well, that's pretty good, except that bread sticks are boring. Then Claramecium (my oldest daughter's Instructables screen name), thought up the Octopizza, complete with pepperoni suckers. I love having kids!
 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

You can use whatever ingredients you like, canned sauce, fancy cheese... I think only two things are imperative to this recipe: pepperoni sticks and fresh dough.

I also used

SAUCE:
one can tomato sauce (not diced, for ease of dipping)
some oregano, basil, fennel, garlic, onion, pepper, salt and oil to coax out the flav's

CHEESE
wonderful cheese

DOUGH:
4 cups flour mixed with 1 Tbs salt and a shot of olive oil
2 cups warm-ish water with a Tbs of dissolved, happy yeast, all bright-eyed and foamy.



HollyMann1 year ago
Wow!!! So creative and fun! I love it! :)
nookaimrs1 year ago
Very cool! Name reminds me of a James Bond movie title for some reason... ;)
My Dad loves adding a bit of oregano on top of the cheese/toppings!
DurMan1 year ago
Make this a "taco" pizza to add the extra level of punniness to the recipe.

Of course this only works if you understand a little Japanese.
donedirtcheap (author)  DurMan1 year ago
I don't understand even a little Japanese. But I do know some guys on the internets. Do you suggest I make a Tako-taco-octopizza? Fun to say! Even more fun after saki.
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Congratulations to you! I swear, yours was the most appetizing pizza I have ever seen. Was it yours? I am gonna start seasoning my own 'kitchen appliance' next week. I hope it gets as shiny and black as yours. Can't wait to see what you make next!
ecsaul231 year ago
Hey Congrats! I was rooting for you. This one was my favorite!
donedirtcheap (author)  ecsaul231 year ago
Thank you! I'm glad my work pleased you. Looking forward to what's next!
This is so sweet! And don't kids just have the best ideas :)
We no sooner had the idea than we were taking photos and scoochmarooing ourselves a new kind of pizza! The pizza rolls look delicious, BTW. Did you know that they were invented here in Duluth, of all places?
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Looks great! Nobody will remember the game next year but they will remember your pizza for a long time. Thanks for the picture.
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I am so glad you wrote this. How exciting to know you'll be using the idea. I hope it goes over swimmingly.
I go to a local fabricator for the odd bits of steel I need for my smithing and foundry work. I'm gonna check with them for a piece big enough to be my new pizza steel. Would you like to send you a pic after I'm done seasoning it?
mistyp1 year ago
Congrats on becoming a finalist! Good luck!
donedirtcheap (author)  mistyp1 year ago
Thank you. Good luck to you too!
ecsaul231 year ago
You've got my vote
donedirtcheap (author)  ecsaul231 year ago
Thanks. Do you think we can eat them fast enough to keep them from breeding?
haha, i dont know, we have an epidemic on our hands!
bgepp11 year ago
I've heard of deep dish but not deep sea pizza. :) Love this!
ecsaul231 year ago
hahaaha!!!yay instructables!
Dolingen1 year ago
Hi there,
I tried this today instead i put pesto on mine and cheese stuffed tentacles and made it a Cthulhu theme pizza.
Thanks for the inspiration. Here is a pic of mine https://twitter.com/Nashina/status/296889194268200961/photo/1
donedirtcheap (author)  Dolingen1 year ago
Pesto! Thank you so much for posting this pic. I hope it was as delicious as it looks.
I really like how different this looks, a great centrepiece for a party.
donedirtcheap (author)  Nemesis2010771 year ago
Thanks! Every day is a party around here.
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It was my pleasure, believe me. Please take a picture of it if you do. There's plenty of room for improvement.
What a fun idea!
krissisj1 year ago
Really cute idea!!!
rokclmb1 year ago
I love this. One of my kids doesn't like sauce so he can just have the tentacles. Great Idea!
me and my dad LOVED this awesomely gross pizza! I should know,because this guy's
my dad! :)
mistyp1 year ago
That's adorable!
This looks 8 times better than a normal pizza.
Aljavar1 year ago
Mmmmmmm.....